what is beauty in the age of technology? | read | i-D

what is beauty in the age of technology? | read | i-D.

It was easy to vilify the first wave of web vanity: the downward camera angles, the pouts, the filters. Yet this was little more than a free enterprising forerunner to Instagram’s full-blown Reaganism. A complex economy of concealed vanity, faux self-deprecation and subtle one-upmanship presides over, and regulates, today’s social media platforms, trapping users in a fertile breeding ground of low self-esteem. Nathalie Olah investigates.

 

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